Texas license plates

07/21/2014 5:42 PM

07/21/2014 5:43 PM

Friday’s editorial, “Despite court ruling, Confederate flag does not belong on Texas license plate,” concluded, “If that authority [to approve/disapprove license plate designs that their committee decides upon] is taken away, perhaps the state should get out of the specialty plate business altogether.”

That’s truly a mature response to a reasonably suggested option. Basically, you’re recommending, if I can’t have my way, I’ll take my marbles and go home.

— James R. Cooke, Willow Park

Whether it is immigration or the Confederate flag, loving our neighbor requires our better angels.

Even our Bible contains the human lens that frames its events in terms of us vs. them despite a very empathic Jesus.

Christians should struggle with the fact of our complete assimilation to Americanism and its values, which sees itself as separate, different and better than others in our world.

Woe to us and our lack of spiritual leadership.

— Joe DuVall, Watauga

So the DMV should be able to refuse some things on specialty plates such as the Confederate Battle Flag, that might offend someone? Everything offends someone!

Even the Stars and Stripes offend some people. It seems that some people are for rights unless it offends them.

I applaud the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for upholding the First Amendment.

— Gary R. Swanzy, Fort Worth

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